"Mummy porn" novel popular with the younger generation too
It’s been described as ‘mummy porn’ but erotic trilogy Fifty Shades now has a new fanbase – teenage girls who are keen to learn more about sex.
According to the New York Post teenage girls as young as 14 are reading the books behind their parent’s backs.
One anonymous 17-year-old girl who attends a ‘conservative all-girls private school’ said her parents don’t know that she is currently reading the books, which tells of an S&M relationship between a wealthy businessman and a college graduate.
She says: ‘Being in a Jewish private school, no one would ever be caught dead with it,’ also adding that out of the 80 girls in her class, about 10 of them are also reading the books.
E-readers also mean more teens can download the books through their online accounts, avoiding being asked for their age in a shop.
One student says one of her 16-year-old school friends even takes notes from her own copies of the books so ‘she can practise with her boyfriend’.
Carol Weston, author of Girltalk: All The Stuff Your Sister Never Told You, believes teenage girls should not be reading Fifty Shades.
‘There’s a place for erotica,’ she says. ‘But that is not in the hands of young girls. Of course, I worry about the impact that an X-rated S&M book can have on the impressionable and inexperienced.’